How do I summarize that which makes up my whole being in a few short paragraphs? I have never felt a particularly strong need for labels, since I am, and can only be, myself. Still, introductions are awfully tricky to write without them, and there are a few which I do not mind attaching myself to.
I am a sculptor, artist and general dabbler in any other creative works. There is something that dwells deep in me that calls out to be allowed to learn new skills and create with them. If I do not indulge this part of me I become a very cranky person indeed.
I am a mother of two beautiful beings of light. Parenthood is the most important, challenging and rewarding job in my life. My son came into this world in June 2008, and my daughter followed in November 2009. They have their unique and incredibly distinct personalities, which are definitely quite full of nurtured geekiness.
I am a child of the Universe. It is my deepest spiritual belief that we are so very blessed to live on this tiny precious blue dot lost among the vast cosmos. I consider it my obligation to live my life in a socially and environmentally conscious way. The Earth is currently the human race’s only home and it is our duty to take care for Her to the full extent of our abilities.
I am a dog owner. Because dogs are pretty much one of the most awesome animal companions in existence. Just saying! Our current mutt’s name is Flemeth and she is an adorable bundle of love. I’m with Andy Rooney wholehearted when he said “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”
Beyond all that labeling. I am just passionately myself. I love my life and I love to laugh. I love the sunrise and set, the passing of the moon and stars, the warmth of a loved one’s embrace, the flowing of the rivers and tides, the ever-changing aspects of nature, the facets of my inner dragon, and the simple joys that life has to offer. Thus far my life has been quite the journey, and I know there is much more discovery to come. I am blessed to have my amazing family along my wanderlusting way.
Hello again world, we meet again. Yes, my name is really Caswallon. Yes, it’s my first, not my last name. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s see, I went to school to become a psychologist, but what that taught me is what I really want to do was become a writer. It also taught me a whole lot about people’s motivations in life. My novel that has been kicking around my head now has over 500 pages written, but isn’t ready, while my other book has nearly 200, and is far farther along structurally speaking.
I also consider myself a “gamer”, although the older I get alongside my growing children, the more I feel like I play the games less, while they play the games more, and the less this bothers me. However, I still have the evenings and occasional days off when I binge play an old favorite, or new game. I am the father/husband portion of a nuclear family, which includes a dog, and couldn’t be happier about that!
I am a firm believer in reincarnation. All the intricacies of life and death are quite fascinating to me. That said, even though I feel death is not the end for us, I do feel humanity should not treat our home, our Earth, with apathy, or the attitude that the whole world is a disposable commodity. I long for the day we reach for the stars and begin to forge new lives on new worlds.
I read books that have paper pages. I work out with a sledgehammer and a woodcutter’s axe. I prefer rain and snow to sunshine and heat waves. My favorite childhood board game is Risk although I never play it anymore. My favorite colours are black and green. I long for a day when the whole family can climb into an RV and explore the whole world.
Our son, Damian, was born in 2008. He loves birds, Minecraft, and cooking. When he grows up he want to be a forest ranger so that he can get out in nature as much as possible and help people. Damian is our calm child, much more at home buried in a book, or going for a walk to watch birds
Our daughter, Ivy, was born in 2009. She loves bats, Minecraft, gardening, and monster stories. When she grows up she wants to be a roller derby girl. She is our wild child, happier running around and burning off her abundant energy, than being tied down by any one task.
Our dog, Flemeth, is a visla/german shepherd mix whom we adopted from our local shelter. When she was a puppy she almost died from parvo, but she triumphed, along with her rather staggering amount of vet bills. In return though she brings boundless optimism to our little tribe. Worth it!